Take in Singapore’s gorgeous city skyline from rooftop bars and restaurants that constantly impress both locals and visitors alike. With a drink in hand and the wind in your hair, enjoy the best views this island city-state has to offer. From the majestic Marina Bay Sands and Central Business District to Sentosa, here are some bars and restaurants to check out when you’re in Singapore.
If you’re seeking the highest rooftop bar in Singapore, look no further than 1-Altitude. Smack in the middle of the Central Business District at 63 stories high, you get a spectacular vantage point, with panoramic views of the entire city and sea. But the location is not the only reason why this is one of the city’s most popular hotspots. 1-Altitude offers three floors of food, drinks, and entertainment; after catching Singapore’s sunset over drinks, enjoy dinner at award-winning restaurant Stellar and dance the night away at Altimate club.
On top of the world-famous Marina Bay Sands, 57 floors above ground, sits snazzy restaurant and club CÉ LA VI. Enjoy expansive sights of the Singapore cityscape, as well as views over Marina Bay and the famous infinity rooftop pool. If you’re there for dinner, this stylish venue offers delectable modern Asian cuisine along with signature cocktails, fine wines, sakes, spirits, and more. Indulge in the evening lounge vibes, or hit the dance floor later in the night with live DJs.
A haven for oyster and alcohol lovers, Southbridge rooftop bar overlooks the iconic Singapore River. Watch the CBD lights come on in the evening as you settle into this intimate bar. Indulge in oysters from around the world while sipping on champagne, wine, or crafted cocktails. Southbridge is a somewhat hidden joint along the popular Boat Quay river walk; enter through the back door in the alley on South Bridge Road, along Elgin Bridge, then head on up to the 5th floor using the elevator.
Located in the heart of bustling Boat Quay, Italian restaurant and bar Braci offers gorgeous views of the Singapore River and skyline. Perched on the top two floors of a heritage shophouse, the Michelin-starred indoor restaurant serves modern Italian cuisine on the 5th floor, while a charming rooftop bar on the 6th floor awaits you with a twist on classic cocktails.
LeVeL33 is not just another rooftop bar; it’s the world’s highest urban microbrewery, and sipping beer on the edge of a 33-story-high outdoor terrace with unobstructed views of the ocean, Marina Bay Sands, and Gardens by the Bay is quite the unparalleled experience. Not into craft brews? No problem: This swanky space also offers food, wine, and cocktails.
Set atop the stylish and classy Fullerton Bay Hotel, Lantern is a rooftop pool bar that overlooks Marina Bay. Even though the setting is fancy, Lantern’s vibe is relaxed, welcoming you with lush greenery and plenty of cushy sun beds. Head there before 8 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. so that you can catch the Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show—all while splurging on well-crafted signature cocktails and light bites like the popular mini wagyu beef sliders.
Perched on the rooftop of the National Gallery is classy cocktail bar Smoke & Mirrors. Although just six stories high, you can enjoy an unblocked view of the Marina Bay area, Padang, and Esplanade. Chill out in the al fresco area to soak in the sun, or sit inside for a more weather-proof experience. As their name suggests, Smoke & Mirrors puts a surprising spin on classic cocktail favorites, delivering on excitement, curiosity, and satisfaction each time.
For an altogether different scene, head to The Other Roof at the top of Ann Siang House. Be dazzled with views of Chinatown and the surrounding Ann Siang district, full of quaint low-level shophouses juxtaposed against a backdrop of concrete skyscrapers. Get ready for unique tea-based cocktails: They source tea leaves from around the world and produce their own blend with infused spirits-in house.
Soak in the dramatic backdrop of the sea and Sentosa island from Dusk, a restaurant and bar popular during sunset due to its vantage point at Faber Peak. If you’re looking for a laid-back evening, with a captivating landscape that isn't dominated by buildings in Singapore, Dusk is probably your best bet. The sheer variety of drinks will keep you and your group happy; from beers and ciders to sake, cocktails, and spirits, there’s something for everyone.
Overlooking Palawan Beach on Sentosa Island, this beachfront rooftop restaurant offers spectacular sights of warm, orange sunsets and the vast Singapore Straits. Sentosa's first and only rooftop dining destination, 1-V:U (pronounced “one view”) occupies the entire rooftop of The Outpost Hotel and is the perfect escape from the city. Lounge by the adult-exclusive pool deck by day and by evening, savor modern Asian flavors whipped up by homegrown chef Ace Tan.